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Old 09-24-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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So don't drink it.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Agreed! - that's why I only drink Diet Mt. Dew!
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Coke (and Pepsi, etc.) contains phosphoric acid, which is just one level below battery acid. The consumption of it leads to the decalcification of bones (and a lot more). By that, it doesn't help at all to choose the diet or zero version; it even worse the situation, for that one contains the sweetener aspartame which can cause blindness.
The amount of phosphoric acid in soda is minimal compared to that found in chicken or cheese.

Nearly all carbonated soft drinks contain carbonic acid, which is moderately useful for tasks such as removing stains and dissolving rust deposits (although plain soda water is much better for some of these purposes than Coca-Cola or other soft drinks, as it doesn’t leave a sticky sugar residue behind). Carbonic acid is relatively weak, however, and people have been drinking carbonated water for many years with no detrimental effects.

Coca-Cola does contain small amounts of citric acid and phosphoric acid; however, all the insinuations about the dangers these acids might pose to people who drink Coca-Cola ignore a simple concept familiar to any first-year chemistry student: concentration. Coca-Cola contains less citric acid than does orange juice, and the concentration of phosphoric acid in Coke is far too small (a mere 11 to 13 grams per gallon of syrup, or about 0.20 to 0.30 per cent of the total formula) to dissolve a steak, a tooth, or a nail overnight. (Much of the item will dissolve eventually, but after a day or two you’ll still have most of the tooth, a whole nail, and one very soggy T-bone.) By comparison, the gastric acid in your stomach’s digestive fluids is much stronger than any of the acids found in Coca-Cola.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/coca-cola-acids/


Aspartame's components can, in high enough doses, be harmful. But aspartame doesn’t contain high quantities of aspartic acid (also found in avocados and asparagus), or methanol (found in beer, wine and tomatoes). Phenylalanine is harmful, but only to the unlucky few with phenylketonuria, a rare genetic disorder. For everyone else, aspartame is safe.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/sh...ener-dangerous
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Lots of people drink it, must be something to the stuff.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure Jack Daniels counteracts the bad stuff.
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Beer is a lot healthier than cola!!!
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Germany
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So don't drink it.
But all the fast food chains are always tempting all those
kids and in informed grown ups to drink those swills all the time; they should be labeled with health warnings.
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Default Beer is a lot healthier than any cola swill.

Beer contains so many minerals and natural ingredients and just an unsignificant amount of alcohol. Cola should be labeled with health warnings instead.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: equator
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I'm pretty sure Jack Daniels counteracts the bad stuff.
I'm sticking with this. Only time I drink Coke is if there's no other mixer, LOL.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Texas from Maryland
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I normally drink 1 small bottle of diet Coke a day . so darn addicting! But I haven't had one in about 2 weeks because my mom is here visiting and she hates that stuff. I think I've lost my interest in it since I haven't had it in a while.
Now that it's out of my system and I don't crave it anymore, I might as well stay stopped...
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